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Northern Ireland

Victims of children's homes 'vindicated' after inquiry finds evidence of abuse

Victims of Northern Ireland children's homes have said they feel "vindicated" after a public inquiry found evidence of widespread abuse.

Northern Ireland

Irish police seize massive cannabis haul at Dublin Port

Irish police have seized a massive 37.5 million euro (£32.4m) cannabis haul at Dublin Port.

Northern Ireland

Finance ministers seek Treasury clarity on economic plans

Finance ministers from the UK's devolved administrations have called for greater clarity from the Treasury over its plans to manage the economy as Brexit approaches.

Northern Ireland

Lily Allen joins US embassy protest as anti-Trump rallies are held in UK cities

Singer Lily Allen joined protesters in a demonstration outside the US embassy in London to vent their anger over Donald Trump's presidency.

Northern Ireland

Woman found dead in house in Lurgan named by murder probe police

A 51-year-old woman found dead in a house in Lurgan has been named by murder investigation detectives.

Northern Ireland

Son of Ian Paisley praises Martin McGuinness after he quits frontline politics

The MP son of Ian Paisley has paid a glowing tribute to Martin McGuinness and urged the current Democratic Unionist leadership to follow the example set by the Sinn Fein veteran and his father.

Northern Ireland

Senior detective raises concerns about extradition laws post-Brexit

A senior detective has warned that policing faces a real challenge if quick and effective extradition laws are lost in the wake of Brexit.

Northern Ireland

Serious illness forces Martin McGuinness to step down from frontline politics

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness has announced he is quitting frontline politics to concentrate on recovering from "a very serious illness".

Northern Ireland

Sinn Fein figures who could be nominated for deputy first minister post

Sinn Fein could be in a position to nominate a new deputy first minister if talks on resurrecting power-sharing are successful. Here are some of the candidates.

Northern Ireland

Stormont adviser Andrew Crawford resigns amid claims over botched energy scheme

A senior Stormont adviser who formerly worked with Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster has quit amid allegations of exerting influence around a botched green energy scheme.

Northern Ireland

'Clear conflict of interest' in Simon Hamilton leading RHI public inquiry - UUP

The Ulster Unionists have rejected DUP economy minister Simon Hamilton's proposal to commission a public inquiry into the renewable heating scandal, claiming there is a conflict of interest.

Northern Ireland

Justice Minister questions watchdog's report on legal aid bill

Stormont's Justice Minister has questioned the findings of a damning report by the Assembly's financial watchdog on Northern Ireland's multi-million pound legal aid bill.

Northern Ireland

Case against ex-Celtic coach accused of child sex offence delayed

The case against a former Celtic Football Club youth coach and kitman charged with a child sex offence has been put back for a week because one legal matter is still outstanding, a prosecutor said.

Northern Ireland

Historic child abuse inquiry will be judged on 'truth it delivers'

Northern Ireland's public inquiry into child abuse at residential homes run by churches and the state will be judged on the extent to which it delivers truth and justice, campaigners said.

Northern Ireland

Hard Brexit will lead to 40,000 job losses in Ireland, economist warns

Around 40,000 people will lose their jobs in Ireland because of Theresa May's hard Brexit plan, the Irish government's chief economist has warned.

Northern Ireland

Ex-IRA chief Martin McGuinness dined with Queen and negotiated end to violence

Martin McGuinness was a former IRA commander who shook the Queen's hand and dined at her table.

Northern Ireland

Government must be more hands-on in Northern Ireland crisis, Lord Hain says

The Government has been accused of being "hands off rather than hands on" during the current crisis in Northern Ireland by a Labour former cabinet minister.

Northern Ireland

Government rules out British-Irish joint rule for Northern Ireland

British-Irish joint rule is not an option for Northern Ireland, the Government has insisted.

Northern Ireland

PM's Brexit strategy backed by former South African president FW de Klerk

Former South African president FW de Klerk has backed Theresa May's Brexit blueprint.

Northern Ireland

Industry 'prematurely aware' of planned cuts to RHI scheme

The renewable heating industry was prematurely aware of planned cuts to a lucrative green energy scheme in Northern Ireland, a senior civil servant has said.

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